The Saturday Best (10/1/2016)

Have you ever shown up for an appointment  at the right time on the wrong day? I have.

Have you mistakenly assumed your buddy meant 8 a.m. when he said “Come on over for beers around 8.”? That was awkward.

My latest gaffe is scheduling the unfinished Sunday Best for Saturday. I’m going to own this mistake, beef up the post, and let you enjoy these great posts all weekend long!

The Sunday Best is a collection of a handful of posts I share with you each week. With so many informative and inspirational writers out there, I have no trouble coming up with a number of worthwhile reads each week.

Every featured post should be of interest to any physician seeking financial independence. Some will be written by your physician colleagues; others will be written by our friends and patients who share common goals and interests.

Presenting, this week’s Sunday Saturday Best:


The question and answer posts are some of my favorites to write. I had a bunch of fun talking music, movies, motivation, and more  @ Family Money Plan in this post: Behind the Screen Interview Series with Physician on FIRE


The Happy Philosopher continues to create outstanding material with all that free time he’s chosen to have. The radiologist is well equipped to share with us A Physicians Guide to Working Part Time.


If you’ve survived residency, you know what it means to be resilient, yet we’re assumed to be suddenly lacking the survival trait. MFM physician Christy Pearce, MD @ Son of a Doctor explores The Problem with Resiliency Training and Why Physicians Resent it.


In an oldie but goodie, Mr. 1500 hits the strip in Vegas the canyon outside of Vegas and shares some insights on life in A Hike Teaches Me How to Live.


JD Roth @ MoneyBoss brings us Mr. Money Mustache’s keynote speech from the world domination summit. If you’ve ever wondered what this guy is all about, watch the entertaining video. How to be Rich, Happy, and Save the World.


The Senior Resident sensei, who is actually an attending, shared his thoughts on the financial advantages of DINKs. We’re a SICK family, soon to be SICKER, so I can’t really relate. What am I talking about? Check out Dual Income No Kids (DINK).


FinCon, the financial bloggers conference, ended a week ago. I’ve booked my ticket for the 2017 version. A bevy of bloggers wrote about their experiences related to #Fincon16.




I bought a new camera lens that arrived this week. I have an Olympus micro four thirds system with the E-M10 body (I own two, actually) and a a few lenses. I picked up a macro lens, the 60mm f/2.8 when the Olympus Outlet had a fall sale.


Also this week, the hops growing on the south side of our home were ready to be harvested. I had a busy Thursday morning as I was simultaneously brewing up a batch of wheat beer while picking hops to go into the boil. I ended up using three pounds of wet hops for about a four gallon batch. I don’t know how it will turn out, but I know it will be hoppy.

The hop harvest gave me a chance to try out the new lens, too. So far, so good.

Behind the hop bines, you’ll notice some stacked firewood. A friend of mine lost a number of trees in a storm last year and had split it to be used for firewood. After another bad storm this summer, they needed to part with the old stack to make room for more.

I caught wind and offered to buy some of the seasoned oak, but they wouldn’t take money. I borrowed my Dad’s truck and took five pickup loads. I probably would have spent $150 to $200 for this much firewood, and it didn’t cost me a thing.


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My friend had been commenting on the quality of my photos on facebook, and I told her she needed a good prime lens. So I got her a good prime lens for her Nikon.

Next year, when they’ve got another huge stack of split wood, I bet they’ll think of me first.




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Have a great week!

-Physician on FIRE

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